Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

What Went Right

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

What Went Right

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Washington's running: Junior tailback Leon Washington ran for a career-high 164 yards, including second-half touchdown runs of 21 and 45 yards, as the 'Noles overcame a 10-3 deficit.

Second half defense: The 'Noles limited the Orange to 60 total yards on 31 plays in the second half and sealed the game when MLB Sam McGrew intercepted Perry Patterson's pass in the end zone with five seconds to play.

WHAT WENT WRONG

No rhythm: The FSU offense was out of sync throughout the first half, managing just 151 total yards and failing to convert on five third-down plays.

Penalties: The 'Noles were flagged 10 times for 77 yards, including Travis Johnson's facemask penalty that helped the Orange keep its final drive alive.

X can't hit the spot: Senior kicker Xavier Beitia missed second-half field goals of 38 and 46 yards that could have put the game out of reach.

BY THE NUMBERS

35

Number of career tackles for loss by senior defensive tackle Travis Johnson, moving him to fourth on FSU's all-time list. …

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